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Samah is a 30-year-old Lebanese woman. She is single, living with her parents and three siblings who are all working. Her father is trying his best to offer them a suitable life. For this reason, Samah decided to start her own business in order to take some of the responsibilities off of her father.

She opened her own CD and recharge card shop in 2005 where she also sells perfumes and some related accessories. In parallel, she has been working as a teacher for the past seven years. Today, she wants to borrow a youth loan of $2,600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional CDs and recharge cards. She notes that this will increase her sales and thus her revenues. In the future, she plans to add cell phones to her shop.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

Important Information

Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $19,546,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,600 helped Samah to purchase additional CDs and recharge cards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2011
Jan 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012